Pacers vs. Timberwolves

The best basketball game of Wednesday night is the Indiana Pacers traveling to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves.

 

Pacers @ Timberwolves Preview

timberwolvesThe 41-12 Pacers are coming off a 81-73 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The 25-28 Timberwolves are coming off a 117-90 win over the Denver Nuggets.

The Pacers are lead by Paul George and Roy Hibbert. George is averaging 22.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Hibbert is averaging 11.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.5 blocks per game.

The Timberwolves are lead by Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. Love is averaging 25.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Rubio is averaging 8.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

 

Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN

 

pacersKey Injuries

For Indiana:

No one currently injured.

For Minnesota:

Kevin Martin out (thumb), Nikola Pekovic out (ankle).

 

How Indiana Wins

Indiana will win the game if they keep playing great defense. They are the best defensive team in the league. Their opponents only score an average of 90.3 points per game and that ranks 1st. The Pacers opponents only shoot an average of 32.9% from 3 point range and that percentage is ranked 2nd in the league. The Pacers also need to keep blocking shots. They rank 4th in the league in shot blocking as they block an average of 5.7 per game.

 

How Minnesota Wins

Minnesota will win the game if they keep scoring the ball the way they do. They average 105.5 points per game and that ranks 3rd in the league. The Timberwolves will also need to keep rebounding the ball. They rank 3rd in the league in rebounding as they average 54.7 per game. The final thing they will need to do is play better defense. They rank 21st in the league in opponent scoring as their opponents score an average of 101.8 points per game.

 

My Prediction

The Pacers want to make this game a low scoring defensive grudge match. While the Timberwolves want to make this a high scoring back and forth game. Whichever team plays their style of basketball will have the best chance in winning the game.

I think that the Pacers go on the road and play to their style. I think they make this a low scoring game and limit the number of good shot attempts by the Timberwolves.

Final Score

Indiana: 95
Minnesota: 87

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